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Chebsey, John (1710-36)

Chebsey, John, ‘The Hand & Chair’, first shop from Ludgate St, St Paul's Churchyard, London, chair and cm (c. 1710–36). A kneehole desk veneered in figured walnut, c. 1710, with a trade label pasted inside the frieze drawer is known. This features his trade sign showing a chair of early Georgian character, as does his invoice for a ‘Walltre wisk table & lined with Green Cloth’ dated 1 March 1735/36. The card table was charged at £3 3s and was for Paul Foley of the Temple and Little Ormond St, London and Newport House, Almeley, Herefs. [Herefs. RO, Foley MS, F/AIII/55]

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.